Luc Smulders

Luc Smulders

Secretary- General, Paris MOU /
Luc Smulders was educated at the Royal Navy Academy of the Netherlands and he sailed for 5 years as a naval officer. After a short period in the private sector, he worked as an inspector and advisor in the Netherlands Shipping Inspectorate where he gained relevant knowledge on maritime legislation and the practice of inspections. In 2007, he moved to the maritime policy directorate dealing with subjects as the European Maritime Safety Agency and the Paris MoU on Port State Control. He was appointed as coordinating policy advisor within the Maritime Affairs Directorate of the Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management and also served as the Alternate Permanent Representative of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to the International Maritime Organization.

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Wellness Corner: Luc Smulders, Paris MOU

Luc Smulders, Secretary General, Paris MOU, tries to maintain a boundary between his personal and professional life, striving for a work-life balance. While remote work during the COVID-19 pandemic has improved this balance, challenges still remain. He enjoys spending time with his two dogs and getting up-to-date with the  geopolitical developments.

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